Hard to believe we’re starting the third week of the new year. Hard to believe that I skipped my regular sharing for the first two weeks, too. I’m back on track now. How old does a new year have to be before it’s not longer a new year? I’ll say three weeks. After today it’ll be an old year. Been there, done that, though the year is far from over.
You still have 344 days to get your Christmas shopping done.
The new Christmas toys are put away, already well used. All of our new Christmas pants are being hemmed by DW on her new Christmas sewing machine. Bang and I tested it out by practicing sewing straight lines by perforating the blue lines of a sheet of notebook paper. The drone has taken flight and recorded some neat video of where we live. It only flew away once. Fortunately, it landed safely and we found it quickly (unlike some others we heard about). The Polaroid has snapped shot after shot. The Polar Express chugs proudly around its track in the basement. The cardboard house is slowly being colored. My “juice box” has charged my phone while on the go. Christmas was good to us and thanks to our daily Random Act of Kindness, we are so much more thankful for it.
New Year’s Eve has come. It has gone. We partied with the same friends we partied with last New Year’s Eve. It was just as much fun this year, even if there were fewer onion rings. New Year’s Day has come. It’s nearly gone, too. I’ve thought about resolutions. The only one I can come up with is drink less Coke. I’ll switch to Pepsi.
Just kidding… I’ll start drinking less pop (soda) as soon as the bottle of Coke in the fridge is gone.
December saw less running. When I say less, I mean I went once and that was because DW’s sister-in-law (does that make her my sister-in-law, too?) was in town and invited me along. I’m going to run more. And more and more if I can help it because not running sucks.
Never mind me. What can I do to better my family? I can I teach the oldest better interpersonal skills. We’re discovering his interactions with adults needs some work. I’d like to help motivate DW to get out for her walks. Or get on for her walks – the dreadmill treadmill.
I’m looking forward to writing tomorrow’s “Month/Year In Review” as 2016 was generous to my little blog’s second year. If you want to see my first year in review, it’s right here. Seeing where my blog was at this time last year compared to where it is today, a year later, gives me giddy giggles to think about where it’ll be in one more year. I have to thank all of you for that. Yes you. The one reading this sentence right now. You have brought be here. You have kept me here and I’m grateful for that. Your discussions are dynamic. Your input is inspiring. Your readership is ramazing!
The following are not my words, but they do depict how I feel. Thanks DW for the quote!
Only 12 hours left until 2016. This past year’s been a rough one for some family members and friends. My wish for everyone for 2016 is more happiness, better health, more acts of kindness, love, forgiveness, acceptance and peace. Wishing family and friends all the best as we ring in a new year. Please be safe tonight! xo
I was going to share my WordPress stats their “monkeys” calculated. I’m sure you’ve seen a number of them shared already. But since the new year isn’t here yet, I thought I’d wait until tomorrow. Then I can do a Month in Review and a Year in Review post. I’ll catch two birds with one hand. (I don’t like to kill birds with stones)
So, today, I’m hoping everyone had a year to remember, is looking forward to year full of possibilities, and like DW said more happiness, better health, more acts of kindness, love, forgiveness, acceptance and peace.